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ART + CULTURE

Art and culture from Florence, Italy, focusing on exhibitions, museums, artisans and more.

ART + CULTURE

Piero Barberi: the marble turner in Versilia

Born in the Versilia area in 1936, Piero Barberi partied with Giovanni Agnelli and crafted a lampshade for singer Mina.

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Elliott Erwitt exhibition: a conversation with the curator

An interview with Biba Giacchetti about the Elliott Erwitt exhibition at Villa Bardini this October.

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Women advancing the arts in Tuscany

Three conversations with women in Tuscany about their cultural endeavours.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art opens exhibition on Renaissance Florence

The exhibition titled "Botticelli and Renaissance Florence" is the result of a collaboration with the Uffizi Galleries.

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Mr & Mrs Clark: a 1960s and ’70s fashion exhibition at the Textile Museum, Prato

It is the first Italian exhibition dedicated to British designers Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell.

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Inside the home of Nano Campeggi

Inside the home of Nano Campeggi, the man who painted dreams.

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Rediscovering Botticelli’s Dante drawings

The 19th-century rediscovery of Botticelli’s Dante drawings brought scholars and art lovers to their knees: this work embodied everything the Renaissance had come to mean.

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Accademia Gallery: the Gipsoteca reopens

Work on the Gipsoteca is finally complete, marking the end of a museum-wide project of modernization.

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Alireza Mohtashami: contemporary and conceptual artist

The Tehran-born artist speaks about his career and works on display at La Ménagère.

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Antonio Signorini’s Attraverso show marks the opening of Oblong Contemporary Gallery in Florence

Contemporary Florence takes flight in piazza del Carmine, piazza San Firenze + piazza del Grano.

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Meet Nafisa, artist and author of Tuscan Temptations

A conversation with artist Nafisa about her new book and her love of Florence.

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Emanuele Giannelli on Mr. Arbitrium and contemporary art

The Pietrasanta-based artist discusses the significance of the works on display in Florence and his view on contemporary art’s role in society.  

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The Queen of Naples buried in Florence

Maria Annunziata Carolina Bonaparte, the youngest sister of Napoleon Bonaparte and Queen of Naples, was buried in the San Salvi Church.

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Women in Balance at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

Women in Balance 1955/1965 at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum starts with a display dedicated to Wanda Miletti Ferragamo (1921-2018) and leads into social history in the 1950s and 60s.

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Baroque waxworks collection donated to the Bargello Museum

Marquis Lionardo Lorenzo Ginori Lisci pledges 16 Baroque artifacts to the leading Florentine cultural institution.

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Palazzo Davanzati Museum reopens after renovations

The Palazzo Davanzati Museum has reopened after being completely rearranged and renovated during six months of intense work.

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San Niccolò: restoring San Nicola di Bari in Gloria

This month, the restored San Nicola di Bari in Gloria will be returned to the Church of San Niccolò.

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Statue of Cosimo I dismantled for restoration

Cosimo I is dismounted from his horse in piazza Signoria for the first time since the Second World War.

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Restored Salviati Chapel opens for tours

Having completed restoration, the Salviati Chapel is being opened to the public for the first time in decades.

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Artemisia Gentileschi’s Maddalena Penitente restored

Freshly restored, Artemisia Gentileschi’s 'Maddalena Penitente' painting was likely painted in Florence during the artist’s stay at the Medici court.

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Defining home with Frances Mayes

Bestselling author Frances Mayes entertains us with anecdotes from her life in Cortona, and reading and writing tips ahead of the publication of her new book, A Place in the World.

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Andrea Bocelli experiences available in a charity auction

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation has joined forces with online bidding auctioneer for special objects Catawiki to raise funds.

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Talking textiles in Florence: women and sustainability

Six women in Florence discuss their work with sustainable textiles, clothing and home décor in Florence and environs.

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San Lorenzo Basilica: Emanuele Giannelli’s Mr. Arbitrium

Muscular and monolithic, Emanuele Giannelli’s "Mr. Arbitrium" will remain on show by the San Lorenzo Basilica until October 31.

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